Telling the Greatest's Story

The Muhammad Ali Center’s exhibits are housed over three floors of the building, and take you from his humble beginnings in Louisville, Kentucky, through his life’s work and core principles. These stories are told through interactive pavilions, artifacts from the Champ’s life and career, and many interactive experiences. Below is just a sample of what’s on offer.


Immersive permanent exhibits exploring Muhammad Ali’s life and temporary exhibits inspiring us all to continue his humanitarian legacy.


“The Greatest” Timeline

Relive the triumphs and drama of Muhammad Ali’s unparalleled boxing career.
Permanent Exhibit

All Ali, All the Time

Grab a ringside seat to watch some of Muhammad Ali’s most famous fights.
Permanent Exhibit

Lighting the Way

Watch Ali lighting the Olympic cauldron and see his torch from this captivating appearance.
Permanent Exhibit

Shining a Light:
Women in Prison

This year, the annual photography contest presents the unique effects of incarceration on women.
Until January 8, 2024

Six Core Principles

Explore and reflect on the set of six values that guided Muhammad Ali’s life.
Permanent Exhibit

Train with Ali

Test your boxing skills in a recreation of the Champ’s Deer Lake training camp.
Permanent Exhibit

We Don't Wither

A showcase of local women artists whose work explores the intersection of art and activism.
Until December 18, 2023


Programs celebrating the changemakers of today and tomorrow, and highlighting the search for greatness in everyone.


Daughters of Greatness:
Adria Johnson

The Muhammad Ali Center is honoring a leader in the Louisville community and friend of the Center, Adria Johnson. Johnson currently serves as ...
Nov 17

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards 2023

The 10th annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will take place Saturday, November 4, and boasts another esteemed panel of honorees.
Nov 4

Artist in Action: Nikki Douglas

Join us for our FREE Artist in Action event featuring Louisville artist Nikki Douglas from the We Don't Wither exhibition.
Oct 28

Artist in Action: Morgan McGill

Join us for our FREE Artist in Action event featuring Louisville artist Morgan McGill from the We Don't Wither exhibition.
Sep 30

Daughters of Greatness: Dr. Helene Gayle

Dr. Gayle embodies everything a Daughter of Greatness can be. She is being honored for her leadership at Spelman College, the Bill & Melinda ...
Sep 15

Daughters of Greatness: Lonita Baker

Attorney Lonita Baker champions legal equality and represented Breonna Taylor’s family in their landmark settlement with Louisville.
Jun 2

Daughters of Greatness: Betty Winston Baye

Journalist Betty Winston Baye’s contributions to black storytelling in and out of Muhammad Ali's hometown make her a Daughter of Greatness.
Apr 14

Daughters of Greatness: Deborah Douglas

Acclaimed author Debroah Douglas is celebrated for creating the first-ever travel guide to follow the official Civil Rights trail in the South.
Mar 17

Daughters of Greatness: Linda Sarsour

The Ali Center recognizes Linda Sarsour, Until Freedom co-founder, for her advocacy for justice and police reform in Louisville and beyond.
Feb 11

Digital Exhibitions

The Muhammad Ali Center features digital collections exploring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.

In the Face of Adversity

Visit a highly publicized time of The Champ's life, told with items from our collection.

Pugilist, Painter, Poet, Performer

Many titles have described Ali, but none of them capture all the facets of his personality.

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